Kappabashi Street

Sightseeing information about Kappabashi Street in Japan.


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This street located 15 minutes on foot from Kaminari-mon Gate in Asakusa is packed with all manner of kitchen gadgets both for professional and amateur chefs. The 800m-long arcade has about 170 stores that sell tableware, pots, confectionary making machines, food materials and all. You will definitely come across a favorite for your long-term use. Check out plastic food samples that look amazingly real to stimulate your appetite.

The origin of the street name goes back to an old practice that raincoats (kappa) were once hung over the bridge (bashi) to dry out. There is also a legend that a merchant had a prosperous business after catching glimpses of a legendary creature 'kappa' in the river. You will find a number of kappa statues along this street.

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5.0in the last week

Simply love the kitchenware that are on sale along the entire street. we spent the entire afternoon just going wow, wow, wow at every shop. For knife lovers, you will be surprised at the amazing quality and variety that they carry. Psst.. even chefs also come here to stock up and upgrade their wares...

5.03 weeks ago

I'm biased as I love cooking at home. This is a really good place to get stuff for the kitchen that is the same as what they use in restaurants. I'm talking about giant chopping boards, the metal meal prep trays, the square plastic storage containers etc. I also like checking the shops here for utensils and baking equipment. There are a few baking specialty stores with all types of cake, bread, muffin tins and cookie cutters etc. The selection of pots and pans is also great. I also recommend this place if you're into food photography for the display props that restaurants normally use. Sure, you could use Amazon, but you get to physically check these things and make sure you get what you need! Actually this street is famous for the plastic food for restaurant displays but I just prefer looking at the actual equipment!

4.0a week ago

Very cute spot to take one of the best pics of the skytree tower. Also is a very interesting place to buy Japanese quirky kitchenware, as well as traditional ceramics, knives, bamboo sticks etc. I would recommend to look a little bit around to find the best deals though.

5.0a month ago

Google has the wrong address. Just walk up and down the main street and you will find lots of cool shops. You can find everything from chopsticks to sushi knives. There are also a lot of tax free shops in the area if you want to take souvenirs home.

3.0a month ago

I recommend going if you are a cook or into kitchenware, most especially if you have something you want to find in mind. There are just about four shops that display fake foods artistry. All other shops are for actual kitchen supplies.

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